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Wood Planer Blows Chips, Dust Into Wheelbarrow
John Houston, Davidsonville, Md., was left with a big mess in his shop whenever he used his DeWalt wood planer equipped with a built-in chip blower. To solve the problem, he hooked up a 7-ft. long plastic hose to a port on the planer and ran the hose into a wheelbarrow that he covered with landscape fabric.
  I use the planer for surfacing roughcut wood. The blower on it directs chips outside the machine through a 4-in. port. However, the blower is so strong I cant use the planer inside my shop without making a mess and having to breathe in a lot of dust. I tried parking the planer in the shops doorway and blowing the chips out into my yard, but that made a mess, too.
  He clamped one end of the 4-in. dia. hose onto the blower port and placed the other end into the wheelbarrow. Then he laid the landscape fabric over the wheelbarrow and clamped it onto the sides.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Houston, 3821 Patuxent River Rd., Davidsonville, Md. 21035 (ph 301 370-4890; jhouston@singelec.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1